Samsonov Will Start On Thursday Against The Devils; Nationals’ Ryan Zimmerman Visits: News From Capitals’ Practice


The Washington Capitals held practice Wednesday morning ahead of their clash against the New Jersey Devils on Thursday (7:00 P.M. ET on NBC Sports Washington). Here is the latest from Medstar Capitals Iceplex.

Lines & Pairs

Rookie goaltender Ilya Samsonov will be in net Thursday night. That will be his second straight home start. “He’s earned it,” head coach Todd Reirden commented. On Monday, Samsonov recorded his first career NHL shutout in the 2-0 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes.

Goalie Zimmerman

Washington Nationals’ first baseman and World Series champion Ryan Zimmerman suited up and played goaltender at today’s practice. Between stopping some Ovechkin one-timers to experiencing a shootout, he called the day “great” yet “terrifying”.

Post-Practice Comments

The Goodest Boy: Daily Post on Captain

Good luck with choosing your favorite. They’re all so cute!

Essential News

Capitals’ Backstrom: “It’s Important For Me To Stay In Washington. It Has Become Me And My Family’s Home For The Last Thirteen Years.” (NoVa Caps)

Report: NHL All-Star Weekend To Debut New Skills Competition Featuring Players Shooting Pucks From Stands (NoVa Caps)

What Nicklas Backstrom’s new contract means for Braden Holtby and Capitals’ future (The Athletic DC)

Fixing the Powerplay Funk: How Can the Washington Capitals Get Their Powerplay Back on Track? (NoVa Caps)

Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom: “I Had One Goal In Mind And That Was To Stay Here” (NoVa Caps)

Caps keep Cup window wide open with Backstrom extension (The Score)

‘Scarlet Caps’ Hold 2020 Hockey N’ Heels Event (Photos) (NoVa Caps)

Holtby, Ovechkin contracts ‘tricky’ for Capitals after Backstrom deal (NHL)

By Della Young

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Della Young is an aspiring novelist and screenwriter who earned a BFA in Creative Writing from Full Sail University in 2021. She comes from a family of big Capitals fans and became inspired to start writing for hockey in 2019. In her spare time, Della enjoys traveling, cooking, and working on both sides of the camera. Follow Della on Twitter: @dellayoung
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